3 quick points because it your asserting claims rather than supporting them logically, and appealing to the peronal dislike of the thing rather than dealing with it within the cultural context as well as within the logic.Yes I deleted your apologetic opinion piece that is completely devoid of fact.
Bottom line on today's secular society we find the practice of owning another human being as a slave is abhorrent and detestable. The god in your bible myth thought that a person owning another person is fine.
He says you can beat them, just so long as they can stand up after two days. Now think about that. Just think about that. As a kid you were probably in some fights right? Both of you probably messed up, roughed up, bleeding noses bruises everywhere. Still most likely both of you were able to get up and go home. Now imagine how cruel and vicious a beating would need to be to require two days of rest before you can stand up again as the bible days is okay? Barbaric!
The bible clearly says you can have sex with a female slave. Rape.
The bible even says how to go and buy slaves from other countries and they are your slaves for life as are any children they have. You even admit these slaves really had no rights.
I could go on and on but the bottom line is your god happily allowed for life long slavery, you can beat them, rape them, own and sell or use their children, even Jesus and Paul ordered slaves to obey their human master and return to them. There is no historical context that makes these barbaric practices okay.
In the time of Jesus many cultures and countries did not allow slavery. These people did just fine without slaves. I guess they just has better morals and a hold book that never mentioned slavery was approved by their god.
1. my argument is factual, i not once have to appeal to emotion or anything you cant look up yourself to describe the way things were. what your argument consists of is a projection of your morals on top of that historical information of how things were. now the problem with your argument is that you dont interact with the history or the culture, ou merely take the cultural ideas we have now and push it ontop of the culture. and that doensnt work given the fac t that you havent even described the moral framework you have.
2. a beating doesnt have to be vicious for someone to end up almost dying or for them to die. there are people who get hit with one punch and they die because of being hit in a certain place or way. ive personally been in fights where people get knocked out in one hit, let alone some of the damage thats done.
3. again, your argument lacks foundation to defend the claims its making. are you telling me, that no matter what the shape or form or culture of the time, slavery is the same in all aspects? because since you lack the desire to even defend your views beyond your personal dislike of how things are persented to you, i have to ask background questions to even understand where your views are coming from. you havent even presented any historical data to back up your claims that people got allong without slavery. all cultures at some point or another had slavery in some way, shape, or form.
im not really serious in dealing with your post because it seems to me like your objections are little more than personal dislike. your not really relating it to anything. i know your an intelligent person, no doubt, but you have to form your arguments better than just personal dislikes of the wording. you need factual, historical comparisons.